Spring Hill, Florida is located 12 miles east of Hernando Beach and less than an hour from Tampa, on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The town offers a wealth of outdoor activities including easy access to beaches and to the Weeki Wachee Spring and Weeki Wachee State Park, where families can have hours of fun in the water, watch a “mermaid” show or take a scenic boat trip.

You can admire beautiful gardens at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens or take the family on a guided tour of the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary to see rescued big cats and other wildlife. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary

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Founded in May 2002, the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary performs an essential service for wildlife in distress. Most of the animals in the sanctuary have been taken in when their owners can no longer undertake the complex care required by their exotic pets.

When you visit the sanctuary you will be taken on a tour of the facility and get to see some of their residents. Just a few of the animals which have been given a permanent safe home at the sanctuary include big cats like cougars, tigers, bob-cats, leopard and serval. In addition you may get to see primates, reptiles and even domestic livestock.

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary, 18212 Booming Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34610, Phone: 352-797-4785, Map

Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Nursery

Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Nursery

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Visitors are always welcome to come and spend an hour or two enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Nursery and Nursery. The 3.5 acre botanical garden is divided into several themed areas including sections devoted to showcasing palms, desert-scapes, wild flowers and bromeliads, among many others.

There is a lovely formal waterfall area surrounded by plants usually found in rain forests. Local residents can gain inspiration for their own gardens in the Native Florida Plant Garden and take home a selection of plants from the nursery. Everyone loves the Rose Garden and the Oriental Tea Garden, and children will love the beautiful Fantasy Garden.

Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Nursery, 1489 Parker Ave, Spring Hill, FL 34610, Phone: 352-683-9933

Stage West Community Playhouse

Stage West Community Playhouse

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Bringing the joy of the performing arts to the tri-county area, the Stage West Community Playhouse should definitely feature on your Spring Hills to-do list. Each year the playhouse presents a full calendar of varied live entertainment including some of the best-known classics like Little Women, The King and I and Camelot.

Of course, there are also many other fun productions and some thought-provoking serious themes to be explored by the talented local community cast. If you are lucky enough to live near-by you can take advantage of their Season Tickets which offer access to all six annual productions. Check their website to see what’s on during your visit.

Stage West Community Playhouse , 8390 Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill, FL 34606, Phone: 352-683-5113

Guido’s Pizza Cafe

Guido’s Pizza Cafe

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Continuing a family tradition which started more than 100 years ago, Guido’s Pizza Cafe is a family-owned and run genuine Italian Pizzeria and restaurant which offers excellent food in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Guido’s is proud to offer genuine Chicago-style thin-based pizzas, made with love and the freshest local ingredients available.

In addition to a variety of tempting pizzas, Guido’s is also known for serving delicious Hot Beef Sandwiches and a variety of popular pasta dishes including Lasagna, Linguini with Meatballs, Cheese Ravioli and Eggplant Parmesan. If you prefer, you can buy an oven-ready pizza of your choice to cook at home.

Guido’s Pizza Cafe , 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606, Phone: 352-668-1018

Pizza Villa and Restaurant

Pizza Villa and Restaurant

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Pizza Villa and Restaurant is an award-winning Italian restaurant which is devoted to continuing a family tradition which started back in 1954. Using precious family recipes which have been handed down from one generation to the next, Pizza Villa is definitely one of the most popular restaurants in Spring Hill.

Aside from a selection of pizzas (which come in 5 sizes) the menu offers a choice of Italian-inspired appetizers and salads, traditional pastas, seafood dishes and entrees. Highlights include a delicious Veal Piccata, Chicken Sorrento and Salmon Florentine. Do remember to leave some space for a delicious Cannoli to round off your meal.

Pizza Villa and Restaurant, 13122 Spring Hill, FL 34609, Phone: 352-684-0184

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